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Jeanne Ashley to retire from parks and rec director post

Latrobe-GLSD Parks and Recreation Executive Director Jeanne Ashley “has asked the parks and recreation commission to begin formulating a plan for her retirement,” Latrobe-GLSD commission chair Susan Mains revealed Wednesday.  Ashley, More...

LTMA still looking for filter media replacement bids

A vote for filter media replacement by the Ligonier Township Municipal Authority (LTMA) died at the table Wednesday and the bid will remain open for 60 days.  The LTMA had bids from McKeesport’s MB&R Piping Contractors Inc. More...

Police: Woman made up robbery to cover heroin deal gone bad

A Mount Pleasant Borough woman who claimed to have been held at gunpoint and robbed in front of her child at a car wash made the story up in an attempt to cover up a bad drug deal, say police.  More...

Postal inspectors, police probe packages sent to girls

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Five suspicious packages addressed to girls who had been in touch with a California man on social media were intercepted and destroyed at a post office in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  More...

General News

BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Shell president: ‘Oil will be required for a long time’   More...

Fed report shows autos and housing fueling US growth

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer   WASHINGTON (AP) — While U.S. More...

Local officials honored

In recognition and appreciation of their public service and patriotism, two local officials were honored by GOP District 7 Committee Chairman Paul Verostko on Aug. 23, at the Westmoreland Fair. Rep. More...

Editorial

One more

Off The Wall

There's always one thing I tell people on Facebook when they have birthdays. More...

Pa.’s governor is not exactly Air Wolf

Cheers to Gov. Tom Wolf for — so far, at least — exercising restraint in his use of the state plane.  A recent Pennsylvania Independent report noted that the new governor has used the aircraft less than his predecessors.  More...

Budget travesty: State officials need to share in the pain

Pennsylvania has gone 63 days without a budget for state operations. Schools, human service agencies and other organizations that rely on public dollars have been forced to borrow so they can pay their bills. More...

Lifestyles

Tickets on sale for LV BPW Luxury Bash Sept. 20

Kristen Poerschke (left), ticket chair, and Kelly Hoover, BPW member, check remaining tickets for the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Ligonier Valley Luxury Bash slated for noon Sunda More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Discovering Beauty in Puerto Rico’

There is simply no way to look good in a headlamp. More...

Campus Corner

Kent State University welcomes its highest-achieving freshman class ever and continues strong university enrollment. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Man found passed out in gas station bathroom   More...

Breaking News - 9/3/2015 11:04 PM

Steelers fall to Panthers in preseason finale

Prepare for next week's regular-season opener at New England

PITTSBURGH -- Josh Scobee kicked a pair of 27-yard field goals in his Pittsburgh Steelers' debut, but it wasn't enough during a 23-6 loss against Carolina in the team's preseason finale at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.The offensive starters got the nigh More...

Bollinger preliminary hearing continued to next month

The preliminary hearing for a former fire chief and secretary facing felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $67,000 from the Eastern Derry Volunteer Fire Department has been continued to next month.  More...

Attempted arsonist sentenced to jail time

A Derry woman who attempted to set fire to a neighbor’s house was sentenced Tuesday to jail time followed by probation. More...

Man brutally assaults woman in Ligonier Township

A man in Ligonier Township allegedly assaulted a woman by punching, slamming her head off a wall and strangling her until she could no longer breathe. More...

Largest tomato contest

The Latrobe Bulletin again is looking for the largest tomato grown in our community.  The contest rules and entry procedures are as follows:  • Only homegrown tomatoes qualify.  • Tomatoes must be registered before Sept. More...

Local & State News

Ex-Sen. Jane Orie appeals conviction to federal court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. More...

Man jailed in toddler stepson’s fatal shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aman jailed in the fatal shooting of his 22- month-old stepson gave differing accounts of how the death occurred, police said in court papers.  More...

Laurel Hill State Park to hold September events

Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset, and Laurel Ridge State Park, Rockwood, will hold the following events this month:  More...

World News

On Arctic voyage, Obama turns to the power of the presidential image to elevate climate change

KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama brought no grand policy pronouncements, new legislative proposals or major tranches of federal aid with him to Alaska. More...

Migrants pour into Budapest rail station as police leave; no trains running to Western Europe.

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Migrants poured into Budapest’s Keleti rail station on Thursday as police stopped blocking its main entrance, piling into trains despite announcements that there was no service to Western Europe.  More...

Legislator says woman in Canada had tried to sponsor 3-year-old boy who drowned off Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Canada rejected a request to take in a Syrian family that later drowned trying to get to Europe, according to a lawmaker who said the request involved a 3-year-old boy depicted in shocking photographs that have galvanized More...

Sports

Young Wildcats face experienced Norwin to open season, WPIAL Quad East play

One team — Norwin — has experience and size; the other — Greater Latrobe — not so much.  That alone is a concern to Jason Marucco.  More...

Doubling up

Mike Johnson of Dino’s Sports Lounge follows one of his hits into the outfield during Wednesday’s Latrobe- Derry Old-Timers Baseball League game against Repal Construction at Rosa-Ogliett More...

Rams look to set tone against NC

BY ED PHILLIPPS Bulletin Staff Writer   Ligonier Valley head coach Roger Beitel knows that Week 1 opponent Northern Cambria presents a challenge in the form of big bodies across the defensive line.  How do the Rams expect to get around thos More...

Entertainment

Unmasked, Stephen Colbert debuts as host of ‘The Late Show’ Sept. 8 on CBS

NEWYORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is about to turn a corner in his career: onto Broadway at 54th Street.  Having split from cheeky Comedy Central a few blocks away, he will now hold court at old-guard CBS. More...

3 comics added to Comedy Central’s ‘Daily Show’

NEW YORK (AP) — Anticipating its relaunch with Trevor Noah as host later this month, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has added three new comics to its rotating cast of correspondents.  More...

Hulu launches $12 ad-free streaming service

SANTA MONICA, Calif. More...

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